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Google now shows what you can do near your hotel

When you land in a strange new city, your first instinct may be to see what there is to do near your hotel. However, searching Google for nearby attractions can be a hassle if you don’t remember your hotel’s name or address by heart. That…

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This floating 3D video shows ‘Star Wars’ holograms are closer than we think

Thanks to Princess Leia’s famous Star Wars plea, true holograms rank just behind flying cars as tech we want, nay deserve to have in our lifetimes — and Tupac-style flimflam won’t cut it. Now, an exhibition from artists Chris Helson and Sarah…

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Wil Wheaton shows why Hollywood’s nostalgia obsession is killing movies

Do you remember the past? Hollywood is really hoping that you do — it’s much too difficult to appeal to human beings on a shared emotional level. Much easier to simply make reference to a toy popular when the largest movie-consuming demographic was young and hope that draws in the millions. This obsession with nostalgia has been particularly pronounced in recent years, neatly emphasized by the upcoming release of a gritty-fied movie version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the success of Michael Bay’s brain-melting Transformers franchise.

Wil Wheaton skewers the phenomenon perfectly in his new video, a trailer for fictitious title Literally Everything Else From Your Childhood: The Movie. The trailer simply reels off a collection of…

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Microsoft abandons plans to take on Netflix with original Xbox TV shows

Microsoft’s Xbox Originals, a series of original television projects, only debuted in June, but they’re already the casualty of CEO Satya Nadella’s new restructuring. Recode reports that Microsoft will shut down its Xbox Entertainment Studios, cutting positions as part of the 18,000 job eliminations planned over the next 12 months. Microsoft had big plans for its Xbox Entertainment Studios, including a much-anticipated Halo series that Steven Spielberg is executive producing. In an internal memo to Xbox employees, Xbox chief Phil Spencer notes that the Halo series will continue, alongside Signal to Noise, but Microsoft will not produce future projects.

Xbox Originals debuted last month with the reality series Every Street United,…

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3D Systems Shows Off Its Super-fast 3D-Printing Assembly Line

project-ara-still The biggest problem in 3D printing is mass production. While prototyping one or two items per day is fine for small manufacturers, what if you want to customize hundreds or thousands phone cases for Google’s Project Ara phone? 3D Systems is solving this problem by creating a sort of 3D printing assembly line. The line runs in a circle with printing nozzles squirting out different colors… Read More

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Behind The Scenes Of The Daily Show’s Devastating Google Glass Segment

Jason Jones Daily Show Google Glass The Daily Show’s Jason Jones had a segment on the show last night that highlighted so-called ‘discrimination’ against Google Glass wearers. I was the butt of a lot of its jokes — the show invited me on after I was assaulted wearing Google Glass in the Mission District of San Francisco. Read More

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Behind The Scenes Of The Daily Show’s Devastating Google Glass Segment

Jason Jones Daily Show Google Glass The Daily Show’s Jason Jones had a segment on the show last night that highlighted so-called ‘discrimination’ against Google Glass wearers. I was the butt of a lot of its jokes — the show invited me on after I was assaulted wearing Google Glass in the Mission District of San Francisco. Read More

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Behind The Scenes Of The Daily Show’s Devastating Google Glass Segment

Jason Jones Daily Show Google Glass The Daily Show’s Jason Jones had a segment on the show last night that highlighted so-called ‘discrimination’ against Google Glass wearers. I was the butt of a lot of its jokes — the show invited me on after I was assaulted wearing Google Glass in the Mission District of San Francisco. Read More

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Behind The Scenes Of The Daily Show’s Devastating Google Glass Segment

Jason Jones Daily Show Google Glass The Daily Show’s Jason Jones had a segment on the show last night that highlighted so-called ‘discrimination’ against Google Glass wearers. I was the butt of a lot of its jokes — the show invited me on after I was assaulted wearing Google Glass in the Mission District of San Francisco. Read More

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Behind The Scenes Of The Daily Show’s Devastating Google Glass Segment

Jason Jones Daily Show Google Glass The Daily Show’s Jason Jones had a segment on the show last night that highlighted so-called ‘discrimination’ against Google Glass wearers. I was the butt of a lot of its jokes — the show invited me on after I was assaulted wearing Google Glass in the Mission District of San Francisco. Read More

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